Meade Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Meade Family History

If you are conducting some Meade family history research then you can view the Meade coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Meade surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Meade in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic Midheach Sept that was located in County Cork in the South of the country. The name indicates that the original origin of the Sept was most likely in County Meath. It is in Cork that the majority of descendants can still be found.

A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Meade Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Ermine Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Shamrock/Trefoil Signifies Perpetuity
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